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Get in Touch on Race Day

  • Race Director: Simon Barnes – 07939 102102
  • Rugby Club: 01452 813735
  • Any Emergency: 999

Race Details

  • WHEN: Sunday 19th December 2021
  • WHERE:  Painswick Rubgy Club, 3 Stroud Road, Painswick, Stroud
    GL6 6UT (visit: and type in postcode)
  • RACE START: Rudolphs Dash 9am/ Rudolphs Rampage 10am

Directions & Car Parking

Event Directions

The rugby club is on the Stroud Road, A46 south of Painswick.

From the south, Stroud, follow the A46 towards Cheltenham. After 2 miles at Pitchcombe take the right fork signposted Cheltenham & Painswick. After 1½ miles just after the 30mph signpost turn left in to the Rugby Club. If the road starts to climb steeply you have gone too far.
From the north (Cheltenham, Brockworth etc) follow signs for Stroud and Bath. Once you have reached Painswick, continue through the one way traffic lights and on through the village. You will start descending, after a sharp right then left bend the Rugby club is on your right. If the road flattens and you pass a 50mph sign, you have gone too far.

Car Parking

The Car Park will be signposted from the A46.

Although there is parking at the Rugby Club, please lift share where possible.  Once you arrive you will directed by a marshal to the appropriate area.  Please adhere to this, because although you may see other parking, there is also a Tennis club and Rugby matches in the same area.

Under no circumstances park on the A46

Race Number Collection & Race HQ

Registration will open from 8am.  Registration will take place inside the Hall at the Rugby club.

UKA affiliated athletes and other Club members may be required to prove their Club Affiliation by showing their UKA licence or other respective ID at registration. Please remember your licence otherwise we may have to charge you the additional unaffiliated £2 on the day.

Attaching your Bib

Your Bib, which is also your timing chip, must be worn on the front of either your vest or shorts and must be visible at all times.  If covered up, it may not get registered on the Start/Finish line.

NOTE: Incorrect attachment may results in no finishing time


There are toilets in the Rugby Club building. Further toilets and changing facilities are available in the building behind the Clubhouse.


There is no supervised area, but the Car park is at the Race HQ/Finish area.  You may leave small items at the Finish, but left at your own risk

Food & Hot Drinks

The U10s Rugby Team coaches & heldpers will be selling hot drinks from 8am and possibly food, but may be a little later.  All proceeds go directly to that Team’s funds.

You on Race Day

We want you to have a great running experience, however, if you feel unwell before the start please seek medical advice, do not take part or or if you still wish to take part then please check your fitness and look at for information and advice related to running events

Be prepared – Weather

This is a challenging undulating/hilly course on footpaths and trails and is being held in in late autumn/early winter  so please wear appropriate shoes and clothing for the terrain and weather conditions.

Previous Medical Conditions

If you have a known medical condition not declared upon event application or a change in a previous condition that you feel may affect you during this event, then you are advised to inform us as organisers of this change/addition.

Arrival Time

Please give yourself plenty of time to arrive, park and register.  The last thing you want on event morning is to panic because you are running late (pun intended).  We would suggest one hour before your event start time.

Safety Briefing

Please assemble in the Hall 10mins before the start of your race for a safety briefing & last minute instructions.

The use of headphones or music players

The Race permit for this event strongly advises that runners do not wear personal headphones/earphones to listen to iPods, MP3 players, smartphones or other personal music players whilst participating in the event. Why? Running whilst wearing headphones/earphones significantly reduces your ability to hear traffic, individual vehicles, instructions and warnings from the police, marshals and other people, and generally distracts your attention, increasing the risk of accident or injury to yourself and possibly other people.

If however you choose to participate in the event using such a device you accept full responsibility for your own safety and for the safety of anyone else who may be affected by your acts or omissions.

NOTE: You must remove your ear plugs completely when approaching a Road Junction or Crossing and you will be disqualified if you don’t adhere to this request.


Insurance & Permit

Remember to familiarise yourself with the Association of Running Club rules before the event, information can be found at


All of our marshals are there to help you, so if you have any issue during the event please let them know.

The Start

Race Numbers should be attached to the front of your top or shorts.

Please assemble at the race HQ 10mins before the start for a compulsory safety briefing. The start of the race is a 2 minute walk way on Cotswold Mead on the other side of the A46.  The entire group of runners will be led to the start by Marshals. Please don’t go ahead to the start. You can warm up on the nearby fields.

Once the starting gun has been sounded, you ‘ll need to cross the Chip Timing Mats at the Start Line.  Please ensure you remain inside the marked area, otherwise you may not get recorded.

If you have a problem or need advise please ask a Marshal who will assist you.

The Route

A route map is available on the website, but there are plenty of marshals and signs around the course. All road crossings will be marshalled, but marshals are not there to help you cross the road and are by law not allowed to interfere with road traffic. You cross all roads at your own risk, so please look left, look right and again before crossing the road.

Please follow obvious footpaths and use the pavement where possible. Please follow any instructions given to you by marshals and in accordance with insurance and safety, no headphones are to be worn.

DANGER: You will be required to cross a bridge, run past livestock and cross the A46 in this race. The bridge will be marshalled, but you are to walk across in single file as it’s very slippery.  Where livestock is concerned, they pose no danger just take caution and give respect. When reaching the A46 crossing you must stop and cross only when you feel it is safe to do so and under no circumstances listen to other runners, pedestrians or rely on other road users.

Water Station/First Aid

There is no water station in this event,  First Aid is available at the Start/Finish Area, with the Marshal Manager and with Marshal 3 (The Weir), Marshal 9 (Wick Street crossing) and Marshal 13 (The Church/A46 crossing) .

The Finish

When you reach the finish line, you will be presented with your medal and offered  water and also a homemade Mince Muffin.